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PropertyManager.py

# Stores properties associated with the class of an object.


# Would it be nice to have support for more than one resolver per
# class?  In the meanwhile, they could collude using a dispatch
# object.

# Do you need access to the actual resolver?

# Resolvers get the sequence because they may do a per-object lookup.

# Could cache search results for better performance.


# Dictionary which creates dictionary elements, so lookups never fail.
# The new elements are always dictionaries.
00017 class CreateDict(dict):
    def __getitem__(self, key):
        return self.setdefault(key,{})
    
00021 class PropertyManager:
    def __init__(self):
        self.class_property = CreateDict()
        self.class_property_resolver = CreateDict()
        self.class_resolver = {}

    def resolve(self, obj, property):
        try:
            klass = obj.__class__
        except AttributeError:
            raise KeyError, "built-in instance"
        
        return self.resolve_class(klass, property)
        
    def resolve_class(self, klass, property):
        # Hopefully, we'll find the hit right away
        try:
            return self.class_property[klass][property]
        except KeyError:
            pass

        # Is there a property resolver?
        try:
            return self.class_property_resolver[klass][property](
                self, klass, property)
        except KeyError:
            pass

        # What about the class resolver?
        try:
            return self.class_resolver[klass](self, klass, property)
        except KeyError:
            pass

        # That failed, so we walk up the class tree, depth-first and
        # left-to-right (same as Python).  For each class, check if
        # the property exists, then check if the property resolver
        # exists, and finally, check for the class resolver.

        bases = list(klass.__bases__)
        while bases:
            base = bases.pop()
            try:
                return self.class_property[base][property]
            except KeyError:
                pass
            try:
                return self.class_property_resolver[base][property](
                    self, klass, property)
            except KeyError:
                pass
            try:
                return self.class_resolver[base](self, klass, property)
            except KeyError:
                pass

            # this is why the search is depth-first/right-left
            bases[:0] = list(base.__bases__)
        raise KeyError, "cannot find property %s for class %s" % \
              (property, klass)
            

default_manager = PropertyManager()

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